These persons mostly don't answer your specific questions and don't give much personal information, but use general (predefined) text for their letters.This is at least a sign that you have to be careful.Better be sure than sorry, so don't leave right now, we are not finished yet.
How To Start Your Personal Ad Your personal checklist Introduction letter Your first meeting Tips and Articles Information in Dutch Russian Holidays Dating flow chart Russia Maps Russian visa's Avoid dating scam guide Report Scam How to find a Russian women Russian Dating Scams Dating scams are most of the time organized by men pretending to be Russian women seeking love! Embassy receives reports almost every day of fraud committed against U. citizens by Internet correspondents professing love and romantic interest. This is why we have created this topic Never send money to a woman listed in any kind of internet dating or matchmaking agency, if she asks for it. I think it will be a good idea to use the service of this agency. Please read the whole topic about dating scams) (*) I use on purpose the words 'the person', because most of these 'scammers' are men pretending to be Russian woman and who are using stolen photo's from professional models or women from real agencies. , more specific I can say for 99.5% (according to reliable sources).
Do not think a Russian woman will fall in love with you after 2 weeks. Please, do yourself a big favor and read this whole Antiscam mini guide, it can save you from a lot of emotional damage and financial problems. There are so many single beautiful women and so many Dating Agencies. But this still means that it could be possible to come across one of the 0.5%.
Important is to see how your mutual correspondence is developing, about what kind of subjects you both are talking.
But if the woman starts (in an early state) with questions concerning money, for any kind of reason, than you have to be careful and you have to analyze if these questions has anything to do with the situation you and your correspondent are aware of.
One of my favorite quoted expression is: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." (Benjamin Franklin - 1706-1790) But there are also many variants, that are 'close' to swindle practices, but not (yet) labeled as real illegal organizations.